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Feb 7, 2013 3:00am PST
. we're going to be talking drones and the obama administration's defense of the use of drones for killing americans overseas. no organization has been more outspoken about expressing concerns about the policies than the aclu. the senior legislative council for the aclu, chris anders joining us in studio this morning. hi chris thanks for coming in. >> hey. >> bill: peter ogborn, dan henning. phil backert has the phones. cyprian bowlding keeping us on camera on the video cam. and yesterday president obama making -- naming a new member of his cabinet. the new interior secretary the ceo of rei from seattle sally jewel who has got a great reputation for not only being very active in the environmental conservation field and not only a good businesswoman but a very active hiker herself as president obama pointed out. >> obama: i'm willing to bet she'll be the first secretary of the interior who frequently hikes mailbox peak in her native washington state and who once spent a month climbing mountains in antarctica which is just not something i would think of doing. [ laughter ] >> bill: t
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Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
disgusting and it would be disgusting under the bush administration, it's disgusting under the obama administration. if you're an obama supporter i got news for you, it is worse than what bush did. dick cheney couldn't imagine executing u.s. citizens without a trial abroad. obama has gone one step further than them. if you don't like those facts that's a sad day for you. those are facts. they are indisputable. we have the white paper now that shows. according to the white paper the standards are: >> an informed leader, then of course execute away. number two: except in the memo, they changed the definition of imminent to mean not immediate. do you understand that? it is not actually eminent. so one who might pose a threat at a later time and if we don't know if they changed their mind later, that's also another sad day, we execute them anyway without asking a soul about it. number three: >> of course, later in the memo, it plains we wouldn't want to place an undue burden on our forces to capture them. if it's an undue burden to capture them, let's execute them anyway. this is unbelie
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Feb 6, 2013 3:00am PST
and tortured without any trial, without due process. but now, the obama administration is using that same authorizeation, that same justification to -- the same authorization, rather, to justify the use of drones. the aclu among others, has raised questions about this. chamcy is the spokesperson for the aclu. >> essentially claimed that the executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner in cle declaring american citizens and targeting them for killing far from any battlefield >> bill: so that is the problem. i mean, it seems to me that we are really saying yeah, the president can be -- well put, judge, jury and executioner. due process? there is no more. due process is out the window. there is no need to prove in a court of law, no judge is involved here at all. no jury is involved here at all. that person is guilty. this high-level informed high-level official of the united states decides that that person is guilty and we just send a drone in to whack 'em. i don't know about you. this is scary stuff. this will raises a lot of serious questions. i think we have got to be as toug
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00am PST
by any means necessary. >> right. i think you can trust the obama administration to do the right thing with this policy but you can't trust subsequent administrations. what if a neocon administration comes in after this? you can't trust them to use the policy in the right way. >> stephanie: my friend sent me this. she said this is a review from her friend who is a vietnam vet. just saw "zero dark thirty" and was disgusted by the politics of the film. torture a guy find bin laden three, find bin laden. no way you cannot see torture as a crucial element in finding bin laden. credit the torturers as heroes. the ends justifies the means. it isn't true. it is a fabrication. no credible evidence that led to bin laden's evidence was obtained by torture. human right abuses forced victims into giving up wrongful information that hurt our intelligence effort. "zero dark thirty" justifies america's use of torture incredibly reprehensible. it is dirty harry of our age. justify breaking the law and all moral codes endorse human rights violations, teach americans that abu ghraib torturing of a
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Feb 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
oil and gas industry which says the obama administration could limit production. that is not true. but that's what they say any way. do you remember this exchange? >> romney: you cut permits in half. >> obama: not true. >> romney: how much did you cut them. production on government land is down 14%. and production on gas is down 9%. >> obama: is it's just not true. >> cenk: well, president obama was correct there. and i would say unfortunately because when you look at this chart, how much land that the president has conserved whew, disastrous, not only did clinton clean his clock but so did george w. bush and ronald reagan. he preserved less land for public use than george w. bush. of course, obama likes to break bush's record and go further right, and he did in this case as well and opened up a tremendous amount of land to drill on. i want to bring in a couple of experts, michael shure our political correspondent, and then mark flogl with greenpeace research unit. thank you for joining us. i want to ask you about sally jewel's record. it seems to me that it's a mixed bag. she wor
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Feb 5, 2013 3:00am PST
the obama administration doing it and demand some answers. what is the policy relating to drones? >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." have the data and i want them to have the passion. show, to be able to come away armed with the facts, and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> announcer: heard around the country and seen on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: talking about this latest justice department memo saying the united states has the right to kill americans. even if they are not planni
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
schechner health care geek of the current news center. >> good morning, everybody, president obama is showing his administration can multi-task. he is tolding two separate meetings at the white house. this morning with labor leaders and this afternoon with business leaders. the idea is to try to find some consensus when it comes to immigration reform and this coming while the president continues to push for new gun legislation. the state department could transfer $1.1 billion in surplus funds no longer used in iraq to beef up securities at u.s. embassies abroad. state has asked for $2.4 billion for immediate needs. iranian president is in egypt today becoming the first iranian president to visit the country since the islamic revolution in 1979. the two will attend the organization of it islamic cooperation, a summit beginning tomorrow. we're back after the break. stay with us. ♪ alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden age
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Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
administrator for president obama. president obama want to nominate him to the head of the c.i.a. he was known to have been aware of or part of the torture. president obama insisted on renaming him head of the c.i.a. anyway. he said over the last four years, the american people have gotten used to how right wing i am, so will go along with my pick. the question is will the senate. >> we'll ask the police to please remove this woman. if you would remove that individual please, as quickly as you can. thank you. >> kathy and my brother, tom. >> i speak for the mothers -- >> all right, we will stop again. all right. >> pakistan, somalia. if you don't know who they are i have a list of all the names. >> we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared and that they not be permitted to come back in. >> cenk: way to get them. senator feinstein spent a lot of the hearing defending john brennan, talking about the so-called american citizen al awlkai. he was a u.s. citizen you. might not like the guy but he was a u.s. citizen. feinstein said it's no big deal that we killed them
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much more it to. obama seems to have a problem getting enough information out. his administration. >> stephanie: i have heard people say that. but jacki always says the messages may have been the problem, but there is a lot of good stuff in there, and once it starts to kick it people will see that. it can't be said enough that we have got to keep talking about it, and explaining it. >> yeah, like the idea of death panels, the real death panels were the insurance companies. >> stephanie: right. okay. seventeen minutes after the hour, right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: there's something funny going on in talk radio. it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ irene, drop the itch. we dropped the itch, you can too. with maximum strength scalpicin®. it's not a shampoo so you can stop intense itch fast wherever you are. i dropped the itch. free yourself from embarrassing scalp itch. drop the itch with maximum strength scalpicin®. also available scalpicin® 2 in 1, itch relief plus dandruff control. current tv is the place for true stories. with award winning documenta
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Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
. director. but what was under scrutiny was the obama administration broken program. it has drown criticism mostly from the left for not being more transparent. the criticism intensified after a memo was leaked talking about americans thought to have ties to al-qaeda through drones. and the left on left tension was on full display. here is brennan attempting to deliver his statement. >> i'm honored to appear before you today at the president's nominee to-- >> would you halt please. we'll ask the police to please remove this woman. >> jennifer: and that happened again and again and again four times he was interrupted until senator feinstein finally had to clear the room. >> okay, we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared and associates not allowed back in. we've done this five times now and five times are enough. we'll recess for a few minutes. >> jennifer: when the hearings resumeed brennon told senators that drone strikes do meet rigorous standard. the rob is that reliable information is hard to come by. the strikes are happening in dangerous and
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
" reported just a few weeks ago, the obama administration has simply on its own redefined civilian to mean any male of military age who was found in a strike zone meaning anyone that we kill who is a male of the age between 16 and 54 we automatically count as a militant or a terrorist without knowing anything about what they've been doing, who they really are. what independent researchers have found by going into pakistan and to yemen and somalia is that there are hundreds and hundreds of innocent women men and children who have been killed by u.s. drones. so dianne feinstein and the obama administration can stand up all they want and say that civilian deaths are in the single digits. the rest of the world and independent facts prove that's a falsehood. >> john: brennan told senator wyden, democrat of oregon, there was a misimpression out there that drone strikes are used to punish terrorists. i don't know who had that impression but brennan insisted the c.i.a. sends in the drones only as a last resort to save lives when no other alternative is available. knowing what we now know abou
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
more on the memo and the obama administration's justifications for killing allegedly american terrorists overseas without due process i'm joined by scott horton, contributing etter to "harper's" magazine and a columbia law school lecker and by madea benjamin cofounder of the human rights global exchange and author of "drone warfare killing by remote control." i'm so pleased you both could join us tonight. scott, let me start with you. what you did think of the memo when you first read it? was the legal thinking at all sound? >> i think it's problematic. first we have to say this is not the legal memo that was prepared for this administration, providing a justification for the use of drones in the al-awlaki case. there is an over 50-page memorandum that was done. we know meat lieberman -- marty lieberman prepared the memorandum. we know something about the analysis. but not much. this is a synopsis of it. a brief synopsis. my feeling is the people who prepared this probably didn't understand that memo very well because they made too many mistakes in it. there are areas where th
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Feb 4, 2013 3:00am PST
. according to politico, president obama will relocate into an exact replica of the famous office just steps away from his current one in the ice en hour executive office building sometime this summer because the general services administration is starting a massive two-year renovation of the entire west wing. obama will be displaced out of his. it looks like they will be start the in august. it's not the first time it's happened. hurriedly bert hoover worked across the street from the white house during major repairs back in 1929. well, yeah of course i remember that. no. are you sure? i mean the one who lives across the street for years while they re-did the entire white house was terri truman. >> yes. >> lived in blair house. >> he didn't live across. they will still going to live in the while white house harry truman lived in blair house for a while. >> hoover worked in blair house. >> got it. thank you, dan. yes, indeed, super bowl super bowl sunday the big game last night from new orleans in the super so-called superdome didn't prove to be so super. the game, i've got to tel
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Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
. that some shooter was actually a set-up from the nra. instead of it being the obama administration setting up newtown. >> stephanie: there is a great piece. i don't know if you saw it in "the new york times" editorial. dangerous gun myths the idea that guns make women and homes safer is wrong. it cites in study after study absolutely the opposite is true of what gayle trotter testified to. >> right. you want to say for every person that stops a criminal, possibly stops a criminal because they had a gun, how many people get killed to save that one person? >> stephanie: i'm look at the first study for every instance in which a gun in the home was shot, there have been seven assaults, four accidental shootings, 11 attempted or successful suicides. you know, the cost benefit balance of having a gun in the home is especially negative for women according to another 2011 review from harvard. far more making women safer. it is a strong risk factor for homicides. that's why it is so dangerous. what she testified right? >> yeah. and again you know, nobody is going to go around and take away everybod
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Feb 8, 2013 3:00am PST
his foreign policy. >> the whole question of drones in the obama administration, are we letting him get away with stuff that we would never let george bush get away with? the question reed, somebody one to think about. 866-55-press. you know the toll-free number. the president is pursuing this double agenda right now, the sequester still loom can. i want to get to that in just a moment. but right now, he will give a speech on guns and a speech on immigration reform. he is pushing both. how do you assess the chances of both? >> i think there is a good chance. >> he has been writing about this. >> there is a chance something happens. immigration, there is -- but the question is how much, you know, on guns, he has this broad sort of sweeping agenda of what he wants to do on guns. but in reality, what'sling to happen is far narrower. background checks is really about all he is going to get in the senate is the sense i am getting from talking to people on the hill, from talking to people on the white house, from talking to some of the advocates like mike bloomberg's people, et cetera. if
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